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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2020.

Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology

Job Reference: 387-M-1636-MG

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust joined together as one organisation on 1st April 2020. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology (SpR level)


Applications are invited for this full time fixed term clinical research post for 12 months. Assuming satisfactory progress, the post can be extended to 24 or 36 months in total in order to obtain a higher degree (MD or PhD).

The post is ideally suited to a doctor who has completed initial core training and MRCP or their equivalents, and wishes to pursue higher postgraduate qualifications and a career in Gastroenterology. The post is supernumerary and whilst it not a designated training post, the experience gained is comparable to that of a Higher Trainee in Gastroenterology and General Medicine.

The successful applicant will be based within the University of Bristol in an established research team with an excellent track record of high profile publications and higher degree awards, but also within the Department of Gastroenterology at Bristol Royal Infirmary. It is anticipated that they will register for a higher degree.

The post will provide clinical experience at a centre of excellence in the management of patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure. This will be both in an inpatient and outpatient setting, including the care of patients on home parenteral nutrition for which the Bristol Royal Infirmary provides a regional service. Valuable general medical experience will be gained by a share of the acute medical rota.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Tom Creed, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Director Joint Clinical Research Unit, Bristol Royal Infirmary,Bristol,BS2 8HW.


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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